CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
Conflict Management Consulting (CMC) provides research, monitoring and evaluation, and technical assistance in challenging, conflict-affected and post-conflict areas. We work for international organizations, governments and civil society, deploying multinational and highly specialized teams of experts. Our staff offer in-depth thematic expertise in a number of areas, including on topics such as peacebuilding, stabilization, migration and social tensions/cohesion, and have served organizations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
CAMRIS and CMC seek an Amman, Jordan-based Finance Officer for the upcoming USAID Syria Accountability and Research Team (USAID/ART). This will be a three-year activity to support the USAID Middle East Bureau (MEB) Syria program in its overall monitoring, evaluation and research, and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) needs.
The USAID/ART mechanism has several key tasks:
* Support development and annual review of performance monitoring plans (PMPs), the PMP learning agenda, evaluation questions, and task calendars.
* Support development of a system for collecting, analyzing and reporting activity-level data from multiple implementing partners.
* Conduct third party monitoring in Syria to verify if activities are taking place or have been completed and whether the interventions are effective in meeting objectives.
* Review activity-level MEL plans submitted by implementing partners and provide USAID activity managers with recommendations to address weaknesses, inconsistencies, and/or misalignment of indicators, and ensure consistency with USAID policy.
* Design and conduct sectoral and thematic assessments, baseline studies, ad hoc studies and quarterly public opinion polling in Syria.
* Strengthen the capacity of USAID/MEB and implementing partner (IP) staff to effectively monitor and evaluate progress on USAID/MEB’s Syria program.
* Propose, design and assist implementation of a wide range of innovative methods to support USAID/MEB’s CLA needs. Assess baseline data collection plans and collected data, identifying gaps and proposing assessments, surveys, and other data gathering.
* Support planning and conduct of Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), including making site visits to implementing partner field offices.
*This position is contingent upon contract award.
* Report to and take direction and guidance from the Operations Director.
* Ensure the sound development, implementation, maintenance, and coordination of all financial systems, structures, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Ensure that all such policies and regulations are consistent with CAMRIS financial policies and tax laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Jordan.
* Manage general accounting functions, including accounts payable and payroll, banking, accounts receivables, and tax liabilities.
* Advise staff on financial policies and procedures.
* Provide analysis and oversight of ongoing project financial transactions.
* Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
* Ensure cost-consciousness at the direction of the Operations Director.
* Perform other duties as requested by the Operations Officer or Chief of Party.
* A bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or a related field.
* At least five (5) years of financial, accounting, and administration experience, preferably with an international development organization
* Demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
* Excellent accounting and record-keeping skills.
* Demonstrated experience with QuickBooks.
* Strong English verbal and written communication skills.
* Fluency in English and Arabic.
This position is restricted to local applicants.
In addition to applying for this position through the CAMRIS Career Website, interested candidates should also send their resumes to [email protected].